This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Zhanna Dosmailova, a child from Vannovka, Kazakhstan. She was 5 years old at the time of the shoot.
Producer Global Lives ProjectLanguage Kazakh
Zhanna Dosmailova has grown up in an orphanage, though she is not an orphan herself. Her mother is the orphanage's director, and her father is its driver and maintenance manager. They live in Vannovka, Southern Kazakhstan, near the Tien Shan mountains. Five-year-old Zhanna and her two older brothers often play Wii and other games with the orphans, many of whom are Russian. She begins school in 2010.
This video was produced by Simone Goldsmith, Nobuhiro Awata, Ruchika Muchala, Marco Lüthy, Asel Orumbayeva, and Lindee Hoshikawa. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information see globallives.org.